NASA releases draft RFP for services

NASA'S JET PROPULSION LABORATORY LAST MONTH ISSUED A DRAFT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR A NEW PROGRAM FOR DATA SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS THAT POSSIBLY COULD BE WORTH $270 MILLION OVER 15 YEARS. JPL IS SEEKING A COMMERCIAL PARTNER TO ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF DATA SYSTEMS FOR ITS EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES DIVISION UNDER THE COST-PLUS-FIXED-FEE CONTRACT. ACCORDING TO THE DRAFT RFP THE CONTRACT WILL BE WORTH $5 MILLION TO $10 MILLION IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS AND WILL GROW TO A VALUE OF $10 MILLION TO $20 MILLION IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS.

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